The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

Newsletter Signup

Get our news delivered straight to your inbox every week.

* indicates required

Technology Services upgrades in Belk Library

Technology Services  upgrades in Belk Library

Belk Library is opening a new Technology Services Desk  on Monday where students can check out a wide array of technology equipment in one place.

Currently, students can check out technology equipment at the main circulation desk. The new desk will combine check-out with the old Digital Media Studio, as well.

The new desk is tentatively set to be open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and will be located on the lower level of Belk Library.

Jason Stamper, Circulation Services manager, said the best thing about the new desk will be the convenience it provides students.

“All the technology equipment will be consolidated, making it easier for students to find what they’re looking for,” Stamper said.

Students can currently check out cameras, microphones and other digital media devices in the studio, as well as iPads, laptops and other technology from Circulation Services.

“After everything is established, we will figure out what’s being added additionally,” librarian Scott Rice said.

Rice said new technology will be introduced once the desk is up and running, including a Green Screen, a 3D printer and e-readers, such as Kindles.

“The main focus is that whenever [students] check out any equipment they need help with or have technical issues, they can get it fixed right away,” Technology Support technician Katherine Alford said.

Alford said the workers at the new Technology Services Desk will be more equipped to deal with technical issues, whereas not all circulation desk employees are trained in this aspect.

“Help with be readily available,” Alford said.

Story: Laney Ruckstuhl, Intern News Reporter

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Appalachian
$1065
$5000
Contributed
Our Goal

We hope you appreciate this article! Before you move on, our student staff wanted to ask if you would consider supporting The Appalachian's award-winning journalism. We are celebrating our 90th anniversary of The Appalachian in 2024!

We receive funding from the university, which helps us to compensate our students for the work they do for The Appalachian. However, the bulk of our operational expenses — from printing and website hosting to training and entering our work into competitions — is dependent upon advertising revenue and donations. We cannot exist without the financial and educational support of our fellow departments on campus, our local and regional businesses, and donations of money and time from alumni, parents, subscribers and friends.

Our journalism is produced to serve the public interest, both on campus and within the community. From anywhere in the world, readers can access our paywall-free journalism, through our website, through our email newsletter, and through our social media channels. Our supporters help to keep us editorially independent, user-friendly, and accessible to everyone.

If you can, please consider supporting us with a financial gift from $10. We appreciate your consideration and support of student journalism at Appalachian State University. If you prefer to make a tax-deductible donation, or if you would prefer to make a recurring monthly gift, please give to The Appalachian Student News Fund through the university here: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1727/cg20/form.aspx?sid=1727&gid=2&pgid=392&cid=1011&dids=418.15&bledit=1&sort=1.

Donate to The Appalachian
$1065
$5000
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All The Appalachian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *